Archway's 4th Annual Juried Exhibition
Archway received almost 250 entries from 130 artists in the Houston region. Our juror selected 47 works from 40 artists to be in the show and awarded three top prizes and seven honorable mentions.
First Place - "Bee Box Reconfigured" by Ellen Abbott and Marc Leva
Second Place - "American Aphrodite #1" by Lisa Schell
Third Place - "A Quiet Dusk" by Duane Nowell
Honorable Mentions - Ellen Anne Burtner, Jimmy Houston, Cynthia Hoyt, Jessica Jacobi, Denise Liebl, Thomas Perry and Lynn Williams
Houston, Texas (February 14, 2012) – Archway Gallery is accepting entries to its 4th Annual Juried Exhibition July 2- July 3. The prospectus is available for download at www.archwaygallery.com; hard copies are available at the gallery.
The competition is open to all artists in south and central Texas, age 18 years or older. Interested 2D and 3D artists are encouraged to read carefully and follow guidelines as outlined in the prospectus.
The 4th Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery opens July 7 and runs through August 1. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is set for July 7 at Archway Gallery from 5 – 8 pm. All accepted work will be on exhibit and awards will be presented. The Best of Show winner will be presented with a $500 cash award and will receive guest artist privileges for one month at the Gallery. Cash awards will also be presented to the second and third place award-winning artists. Honorable Mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the juror.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale from this year’s exhibition will benefit the non-profit arts and educational outreach organization ARTreach, a non-profit organization which supports the development, funding and delivery of specialized art programs and services to underserved populations in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties, including at-risk children, the elderly and disabled. Programs are delivered in collaboration with social service agencies, government entities and school districts and through partnerships with local art organizations to support successful outreach efforts to serve neglected populations.
Julie Farr, Executive Director of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, will serve as the juror for the exhibition. Farr has led the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft since2007. She currently serves on the board of the Houston Museum District Association, as well as the Visual Arts Review Panels and Program and Services Committee of the Houston Arts Alliance. She is a member of ArtTable and participates in the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Grant Review Panels.
Prior to coming to Houston, Farr served as the Executive Director of the Society for Contemporary Craft and International Society of Glass Beadmakers. She holds degrees from Marywood University and the Pennsylvania State University where she trained as a fine art photographer. For many years she owned an award winning commercial and fine arts photography studio while serving on a number of nonprofit boards in the Northeast. Farr served as a resident artist in school and community settings teaching visual arts for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. As head of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance, she was an advocate for arts education across Pennsylvania.